Head of Estate and Infrastructure

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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    2 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs

  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 14-JAN-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF1901030
  • Job Title: Head of Estate and Infrastructure
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What you will do
Leading a strong group of professionals, the Head of Estate and Infrastructure is a senior executive role responsible for an extremely diverse asset base which is geographically spread throughout nine military bases across New Zealand.
You will be responsible for the on-going delivery of property and infrastructure services throughout the existing asset base, planning and implementation of the investment programme as agreed by Government and leadership of business transformation and change. You will establish clear priorities and a strategic direction that will strengthen strategy, planning and delivery in order to fulfil this investment. 
The Head of Estate and Infrastructure will champion NZDF engagement with strategic business partners and industry to deliver the goals and objectives on a vast array of exciting infrastructure changes and projects as outlined in the Defence Estate Regeneration programme.
What we need
Our ideal candidate will bring leadership experience in programme and contract management and a deep knowledge of property and infrastructure management. You can influence and energise team spirit, work collaboratively with others to achieve success, build strong relationships and strengthen existing ones; and you can make those tough decisions that will benefit the whole organisation. 
Your skillset will include:

  • Experience leading large complex investment transactions
  • A successful track record in delivering on large estate programmes
  • In-depth understanding of strategic procurement including leading complex negotiations
  • Proven stakeholder engagement and collaboration across a large divers organisation
  • Intellectually agile, strong integrity and the ability to build trust through your actions

Who we are
Defence Estate and Infrastructure develop, maintain and manage land, property and infrastructure assets in order to support NZDF military capabilities and all of government outcomes, through the Defence Estate Regeneration Programme. The Defence estate comprises over 81,000 ha of land, infrastructure and buildings with a replacement value of $2.8bn. Defence Estate and Infrastructure is gearing up for major reinvestment and recapitalisation work over the coming years to 2025. 
Why Us
This is your opportunity to bring your passion, knowledge and experience to Defence Estate and Infrastructure. In return, we can reward you with unique and challenging opportunities leading a supportive, motivated and forward-thinking team.
We encourage and support the work life balance of our staff and offer great benefits for you and your family.
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Brittany Johnson on (04) 496 0873, quoting NZDF-1901030.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Monday 28 January 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.